Social Engagement

Social Engagement

D-Link markets networking equipment to the world and is the most popular in the global consumer networking equipment market. In addition to providing excellent products and services, D-Link established the core spirit, "localized charity activities", through the Care Club, the Outing Club and the Public Relations Office. D-Link is actively organizing and responding to various social care activities. The Company hopes to connect love and good deeds with social needs through its involvement in technology.

In 2023, D-Link worked with 32 charity partners and invested 2 times more resources than the previous year, over $5 million, to implement 30 social engagement projects/activities, benefiting a total of 9,351 people, including social welfare organizations, children in remote areas, social enterprises, sports teams, people with physical and mental disabilities, disadvantaged groups, etc.

Social Engagement Statistics in 2023

Date
Project/Event
Invested Resources
Results
Social Influence
SDGs
1/16-17
D-Link Everlasting Donations – Second-hand Clothing
8,710
  • A total of 47 people participated and donated 847 pieces of clothing.
Invited employees to respond by donating second-hand clothes, assist the “Eden Social Welfare Foundation” to integrate resources, and make the best use of everything to donate to vulnerable families at home and abroad to show D-Link’s care.
2/16
Charitable Blood Donation
18,948
  • A total of 86 people participated and donated 134 bags of blood.
Initiated by the Care Club, colleagues and neighboring businesses were invited to collectively respond to the 8th Internal Medicine Thousand People Blood Donation Event, and buy products from sheltered workshops as gifts, encouraging not only blood donation but also aiding the self-sufficiency of the disadvantaged.
 
3/16-17
D-Link Everlasting Donations – Second-hand Books
6,080
  • A total of 33 people participated, donated 397 books amounting to $1,236.
D-Link partnered with SPBOOK bookstore to collect the books, while SPBook assumed the responsibility in selling them for charity. This initiative ensures that books and knowledge reach the places where they are truly needed. All proceeds from the charity sale were donated to the social welfare organization designated by D-Link – the Foundation for Stray Animals, to show compassion for stray animals and find shelters form them.
  
3/29
D-Link, The Link
7,522
  • Conducted network checkups, donated a switch, offered Internet and information security education, and provided meals for underprivileged students.
  • A total of 4 people participated in the network checkups, and a total of 26 teachers and students participated in Internet and information security education.
Conducted network checkups and provided Internet and information security education for the “New Taipei City Happy Family Community Care Association”. By doing so, D-Link tech professionals were outreaching to meet societal needs and showing goodwill.
    
4/15
Beach Cleanup Event – Pick up Plastics, Reduce Plastics
43,940
  • A total of 26 people participated, and 20 bags of marine garbage were cleared in 1 hour.
Organized the Lingshan Cape Trail Coastal Cleanup Event, A joint effort by the Care Club and the Outing Club. 30 volunteers cleared out 20 bags of marine waste in just one hour.
 
4/20-21
D-Link Everlasting Donations – Second-hand Toys
6,170
  • A total of 26 people participated and donated 154 toys.
To protect the Earth and share resources, D-Link rallied its employees to donate the collected second-hand toys to the “Taiwan Toy Library Association”. As an environmental conservation and education initiative, it aims to spread companionship to every corner of society through age-appropriate and suitable toys and curriculum activities.
5/25-26
D-Link Everlasting Donations – Second-hand Children’s Books
4,800
  • A total of 30 people participated and donated 391 children’s books.
D-Link partnered with SPBOOK bookstore to collect the books, while SPBook assumed the responsibility in selling them for charity. This initiative aims to pass on books that are in good condition but no long suitable for the children at home to read, so they are delivered to the next reader in need for the joy of reading. All proceeds from the charity sale were donated to the social welfare organization designated by D-Link – the Foundation for Stray Animals.
  
6/29-30
D-Link Everlasting Donations – Second-hand Clothing
6,790
  • A total of 56 people participated and donated 2,002 pieces of clothing.
The second annual second-hand clothing collection event, aimed at assisting the “Eden Social Welfare Foundation” in resource integration and making the best use of everything to impoverished families both domestically and internationally, to show warmth and compassion while also contributing to environmental conservation.
 
7/19
D-Link, The Link Summer Charity Camp
55,877
  • 54 participants in total, and a total of 20 teachers and students participated in network communication education
To encourage employee participation in charity activities and leverage their networking skills, D-Link has specially invited around 20 underprivileged children from Joy Caring Association Taipei to visit D-Link headquarters. They participated in a comprehensive charity event called “D-Link, The Link Summer Charity Camp,” which integrates networking, information security, ESG education, and career sharing. The event was kicked off by the Chairman of D-Link, who encouraged the children to study hard, enrich themselves, and aspire to become future talents in the networking industry. This is the first time that D-Link introduced charitable activity into the workplace. Employees from each department volunteered to play with the children in sustainability challenge games, to learn about green food and participate in fun and lively physical activities.
   
7/27-28
D-Link Everlasting Donation – Second-hand Bags
6,396
  • A total of 38 people participated and donated 229 bags
Collaborating with the “Step30 International Ministries”, we collected and organized second-hand bags, then transported them to third-world countries in Africa. By introducing them to impoverished villages and schools, we aim to improve the basic living conditions in these localities. This initiative is a gesture of love and care for the extremely impoverished areas of Africa, and these second-hand bags sent across the oceans are manifestations of valuable blessings.
 
8/9
D-Link, The Link Summer Charity Camp
82,531
 
  • 67 participants in total, and a total of 32 teachers and students participated in network communication education
D-Link collaborated with the “Chinese Christian 521 Fuyuan Whole Person Care Association” located in Wugu, and invited 30 children tutored by the association to visit D-Link headquarters and participate in the trendiest sustainability education camp. The event started with D-Link’s CEO sharing global perspectives and cultural experiences of working in a multinational company. He encouraged the children to strive for success and embrace the world with an open mindset. The team of D-Link volunteers accompanied the participating children to visit the company and learn about self-protection in the online world. They played challenging SDGs sustainability education games, made mosaic coasters using recycled materials from beverage bottles and Styrofoam, enjoyed local and seasonal green food, and participated in physical fitness activities to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
   
8/15
Donation of Q1 Massage Fees
21,350
 
  • A total of NT$21,350 was donated to the Association for Sports and Leisure Service for the Disabled
D-Link launched the “The Disabled & Massage Project” in August 2022, employing visually impaired massage therapists with a Level B Massage Technician License as regular employees. They provide regular services every week to alleviate the fatigue of colleagues. Colleagues can enjoy professional massage services by paying a token fee. D-Link donated all massage fees to social welfare units. The massage fees for January to March amounted to a total of NT$21,350, all of which are donated to the “Association for Sports and Leisure Service for the Disabled”, the organizer of the annual “Asia Paralympic Games for the Disabled”.
  
8/31
Charitable Blood Donation
27,043
   
  • A total of 98 people participated and donated 123 bags of blood​
Initiated by the D-Link Care Club, colleagues and neighboring businesses were invited to collectively respond to the 9th Internal Medicine Thousand People Blood Donation Event, and buy products from sheltered workshops as gifts, encouraging not only blood donation but also aiding the self-sufficiency of the disadvantaged.
 
9/14
Love Pomelo 2023
36,400
   
  • A total of 37 people ordered 56 sets of pomelo gift boxes, with a total weight of nearly 170 kilograms
On the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival, in response to the ‘Love Pomelo 2023’ organic pomelo subscription event initiated by the D-Link Care Club and the Outing Club, colleagues were invited to take action to support agriculturally friendly products. The profits generated will be used for the dinner of rural children tutored by the Hualien County Growth Holistic Care Association. One act of kindness relieves pomelo farmers of worries, ensures the sustainable development of tribal industries and organic culture, and prevents rural children from going hungry.
   
9/19
Network Health Check – Joy Caring Association Taipei
1,280
  • A total of 3 people participated, assisting the association in identifying the root cause of network problems. The internet speed was upgraded from below 100 Mbps to 300 Mbps to ensure smooth connectivity for the 7 devices in the organization.
Joy Caring Association Taipei has long suffered from issues such as poor internet connectivity and disconnections, which has adversely affected the learning of the children tutored by the association. After observing and testing network equipment by D-Link volunteer engineers, it was discovered that the networking issues at the association were not due to inadequacy but interference caused by too many routers, resulting in poor network quality. Therefore, D-Link volunteer engineers assisted in removing some routers and adjusting their positions, restoring the network speed from the original less than 100M to 300M. This improvement also resulted in smooth connectivity for the seven tablets and desktop computers within the organization.
  
9/21-22
D-Link Everlasting Donation – Canned and Dry Food
4,480
  • A total of 25 people participated and donated 355 canned and dry food
In collaboration with the “Jen Ji Shiang Social Service Institute Taipei City”, D-Link distributed canned and dry food to food banks, community dining rooms and public refrigerators, so that the food originally expected to be discarded can be picked up and eaten by those in need, which is particularly beneficial to seniors and underprivileged children in the community, as disadvantaged families will no longer go hungry, and food is shared with everyone in need.
   
9/22
Sponsorship of Arts and Cultural Events
123,000
  • Allocated over NT$100,000 to purchase tickets in support of cultural groups, a total of 117 individuals participated in arts and cultural performances
In the second half of 2023, the ‘Arty Charity’ project was launched. Employees can use the charity points obtained from participating in D-Link charitable activities to exchange tickets to arts and cultural performances. This not only rewards employees who are enthusiastic about charity, but also supports diverse arts and cultural organizations, a truly win-win situation.
  
9/25
Donation of Q2 Massage Fees
17,500
 
  • A total of NT$17,500 was donated to Taipei Private Maternal and Child Homes
D-Link employed visually impaired massage therapists with a Level B Massage Technician License as regular employees to provide regular services every week to alleviate the fatigue of colleagues. Colleagues can enjoy professional massage services by paying a token fee. D-Link donated the full amount of massage fees to charitable organizations. For the months of April to June, the total massage fees amounted to NT$17,500, and the entire sum was donated to Taipei Private Maternal and Child Homes, which was dedicated to early childhood intervention services.
  
10/26-27
D-Link Everlasting Donation – Second-hand Accessories
4,540
 
  • A total of 48 people participated and donated 1,738 pieces of second-hand accessories
Collaborated with the “Happy Store of Corporation Chinese Visually Impaired Anyang Welfare Association”. The association provides a sheltered workplace for people with disabilities through the Happy Store. It also serves as an affordable shopping place for economically disadvantaged individuals. The revenue generated from the sale of second-hand items is primarily used to pay salaries of employees with disabilities. The Happy Store serves as a location for people to donate their unused household items, so that usable resources will not be wasted, and also, it is a way of giving back to the society.
  
11/18
Dagouxi Environmental Education
13,532
   
  • A total of 33 people participated, allowing colleagues and their relatives and friends to understand how to prevent disasters and control floods
In the early days, flooding in the Neihu District is quite frequent, so the government has put in lot of efforts to seamlessly integrate the natural landscape of Dagouxi with flood control projects. The Public Relations Office collaborated with the Outing Club and Children Care Club to plan a half-day tour of Dagouxi Riverside Park. Through environmental education activities, colleagues gained insights into disaster prevention, water management, and experienced the beauty of the local scenery by visiting the riverside trails.
  
11/23-24
D-Link Everlasting Donation – Second-hand Small Household Appliances & 3C Products
6,110
  • A total of 13 people participated and donated 20 pieces of second-hand small household appliances & 3C products
A fundraising event in collaboration with the “Kuang Jen Sustainable Fashion store of Catholic Kuang Jen Social Welfare Foundation” was launched to help provide opportunities for young people with disabilities to integrate into the community and adapt to the workplace.
   
11/25
Donation of Q3 Massage Fees
17,850
  • A total of NT$17,850 was donated to the TSG Imperial Eagle Social Welfare Charity Foundation
D-Link employed visually impaired massage therapists as regular employees to provide regular services every week so that colleagues can enjoy professional massage services by paying a token fee. D-Link donated the full massage fee from July to September totaling NT$17,850 to the “TSG Imperial Eagle Social Welfare Charity Foundation”, which assists disadvantaged groups, rural students, indigenous peoples, and marginalized students who do not meet government assistance qualifications but are in urgent need of help.
  
1-12
Flower Subscriptions from NPO
33,800
  • Ordered 260 bouquets during the year, which amounted to over NT$33,000
Since 2017, D-Link’s employees have been subscribing to the Heart Lake Flower Shop on a weekly basis. The Company ordered 260 bouquets of flowers each year to help people with physical and mental disabilities find confidence and develop self-sufficiency while beautifying office spaces and allowing staff to heal their bodies and minds through the fragrance and energy of flowers and plants.
 
12/4
Q4 Network Health Check – Association for the Promotion of Autism Adaptation to Sports and Leisure in the Republic of China
3,722
  • A total of 2 volunteers participated in assisting the social welfare organization to identify the root cause of their network issues. After the D-Link volunteer engineers conducted tests and installed D-Link R18 AX1800 Smart Router, smooth network connection was restored.
“Association for the Promotion of Autism Adaptation to Sports and Leisure in the Republic of China” is located in Sanchong District, New Taipei City. It currently serves nearly 200 individuals with autism. In addition to providing early intervention services, the association also organizes various courses and activities on holidays. The association’s classrooms are located in the basement, and due to the lack of extended networking equipment, there are frequent issues such as weak signals or disconnections when accessing internet through WiFi. After the D-Link volunteer engineers conducted testing and installed the D-Link R18 AX1800 Smart Router, the internet connection became smooth. This improvement allows for seamless playback of audiovisual content during various courses and ensures uninterrupted completion of the courses. Staff members can also operate more efficiently when uploading data or handling various tasks.
  
12/8
Laptop Donation
48,680
 
  • Donated a total of 8 laptops and 4 desktop computers
The IT Department has managed to donate 8 laptops and 4 desktop computers to the “Dreamers Non-profit Organization”, which will further distribute them to various micro-social welfare organizations across the country. The computer equipment can thus be reused to help social welfare organizations in remote learning.
   
12/19
Q4 Network Security Classroom
8,954
 
  • A total of 4 D-Link’s volunteers and 16 teachers and students participated in network security education
On Christmas Eve, the D-Link volunteers visited the “Firesticks Social Welfare Association” in Tamsui District, New Taipei City. The D-Link volunteers first made decorations with Christmas gifts and D-Link routers to transform the location in an enjoyable and educational network security classroom. The volunteer teacher used lively teaching methods to engage the children with questions and interactions. The children responded enthusiastically and courteously, creating a vibrant and lively class atmosphere.
  
12/21-22
D-Link Everlasting Donation – Second-hand Shoes
8,750
 
  • A total of 45 people participated and donated 232 pairs of second-hand shoes
The event coincided with the winter solstice, one of the 24 solar terms. Despite the chilly weather, the enthusiasm of the D-Link volunteers remained undiminished. This year, a total of 45 D-Link employees participated with enthusiasm, raising 232 pairs of shoes. All these shoes were donated to the “Shoes for Life” initiative by the “Step30 International Ministries”, as a symbol of love to be sent to Africa.
  
12/30
Donation of Q4 Massage Fees
17,500
 
  • A total of NT$17,500 was donated to the TSG Imperial Eagle Social Welfare Charity Foundation
D-Link employed visually impaired massage therapists as regular employees to provide regular services every week so that colleagues can enjoy professional massage services by paying a token fee. D-Link donated the full massage fee from Octobrt to December totaling NT$17,500 to the “TSG Imperial Eagle Social Welfare Charity Foundation”, which assists disadvantaged groups, rural students, indigenous peoples, and marginalized students who do not meet government assistance qualifications but are in urgent need of help.
  
12/30
Support Professional Sports Teams
2,506,499
   
  • D-Link sponsored sports events to promote health awareness, and the team helped reveal D-Link’s premium brand image and provided opportunities to watch games and cultivate healthy and quality leisure entertainment.
By sponsoring the professional basketball team of TSG Falcons, D-Link supported the sports industry and actively acts as a promoter of youth sports, looking forward to nurturing more basketball players.
 
12/31
D-Link Group Scholarship
2,224,740
   
  • Provided 7 full master’s degree scholarships to international students
Established the D-Link Group Scholarship and provided full scholarships for master’s degree programs to seven international students, covering tuition, round-trip airfare, and living expenses.
   

Total

4,843,995

Social Engagement Statistics in 2024

Date
Project/Event
Invested Resources
Results
Social Influence
SDGs
1/25-26
D-Link Everlasting Donations – Second-hand Clothing
6,510
  • A total of 67 people participated and donated 2,784 pieces of clothing.
Invited employees to respond by donating second-hand clothes, assisting the “Eden Social Welfare Foundation” to integrate resources, and making the best use of everything to donate to vulnerable families at home and abroad to show D-Link’s care.
2/22
Charitable Blood Donation
29,330
  • A total of 71 people participated and donated 121 bags of blood.
Initiated by the Care Club, colleagues and neighboring businesses were invited to collectively respond to the 8th Internal Medicine Thousand People Blood Donation Event, and buy products from sheltered workshops as gifts, encouraging not only blood donation but also aiding the self-sufficiency of the disadvantaged.
3/21-22
D-Link Everlasting Donations – Second-hand Cosmetics
5,928
  • A total of 28 people participated and donated 454 pieces of cosmetics and skincare products.
Teamed up with “SheAspire” (Work Development and Holistic Education Association of the R.O.C) to organize, clean, and sanitize makeup products, skincare products, and beauty tools. These items are used in the association’s basic makeup courses, offering women and senior citizens the opportunity to learn makeup skills free of charge while creating joyful and unforgettable experiences.
 
3/23
Earth Hour Campaign
4,179
  • A total of 13 people participated in supporting Earth Hour.
Joined the “Earth Hour” campaign for the first time to introduce international environmental concepts to our staff and to gain insight into international sustainability actions and initiatives. Through our staff’s active participation, the aim is to propagate the concept of environmental protection to families and communities.
3/27
Internet and Information Security Education and Network Checkups(Q1)
7,228
  • Conducted network checkups, donated a Smart Router, offered Internet and information security education, and provided meals for underprivileged students.
  • A total of 2 people participated in the network checkups, and a total of 20 teachers and students participated in Internet and information security education.
Conducted a public service network checkup as well as network communication and cybersecurity education for the “Jiuru Community Development Association in Taipei’s Nangang District”. D-Link once again demonstrated its commitment to care about society by leveraging its expertise in network communication to provide professional network checkups, resolve network issues, and organize engaging, informative cybersecurity workshops as a public service, teaching disadvantaged children how to use the internet responsibly and ensure cybersecurity.
4/18-19
D-Link Everlasting Donations – Second-hand Toys
6,400
  • A total of 29 people participated and donated 579 toys.
The educational games and toys collected were donated to the “Wesley Community Service Association” for the benefit of disadvantaged children, allowing them to experience fun and educational recreational activities after class, thereby stimulating their cognitive responses and cultivating their critical thinking abilities.
4/22-26
Earth Day Campaign
576
  • A total of 16 people participated in supporting the Environmental Love Earth Challenge.
Activities were designed and staff members were invited to support “Earth Day”, encouraging them to practice green initiatives in everyday life and continue to keep up with international sustainability campaigns.
4/24
Sponsorship of Arts and Cultural Events(Q1)
24,310
  • With nearly NT$25,000 allocated to purchase tickets in support of cultural groups, a total of 26 individuals participated in arts and cultural performances.
Continue to hold the “Arty Charity” event. Employees can use the charity points obtained from participating in D-Link charitable activities to exchange tickets to arts and cultural performances. The activity rewards employees who are enthusiastic about charity and supports diverse arts and cultural organizations, a truly win-win situation.
 
5/14
Donation Massage Fees(Q1)
16,400
  • A total of NT$16,400 was donated to the TSG Imperial Eagle Social Welfare Charity Foundation.
D-Link employed visually impaired massage therapists as regular employees to provide regular weekly services so that colleagues can enjoy professional massage services by paying a token fee. D-Link donated the full massage fee in Q1, totaling NT$16,400, to the “TSG Imperial Eagle Social Welfare Charity Foundation”, which assists disadvantaged groups, rural students, indigenous peoples, and marginalized students who do not meet government assistance qualifications but are in urgent need of help.

Total

100,861

D-Link Donation  for Second-Hand Clothes 2024
Charitable Blood Donation 2024
D-Link Donation  for Second-Hand Cosmetics 2024
Earth Hour Campaign 2024
Network Checkups Q1 2024
Internet and Information Security Education Q1 2024
D-Link Donation  for Second-Hand Toys 2024